Gondi is a Dravidian language spoken in central India. It is the official language of the Gondi people, who are spread across the states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. According to the 2011 census, Gondi is the mother tongue of 1.4 million people in India. The Gondi language is closely related to Telugu and Kannada. It is written in the Devanagari script. Gondi has a rich oral tradition. The Gondi people have a rich folklore, which is often sung in the Gondi language. Some of the popular folk songs of the Gondi people are "Baija Baija", "Dheth Ghagar", "Ghodi Chadar" and "Pendeli Rupa". The Gondi language is also spoken in the US state of Ohio. In 2014, the Ohio General Assembly recognized Gondi as one of the state's heritage languages.

Language locales, regions and scripts

Gondi, India, Telugu
Gondi, Devanagari (Nagari)
Gondi, Telugu
Gondi, India